Roof leaks are frustrating. Not only because of the damage they do to a home’s interior, but because the cause of the leak is often hard to identify. Ferris Home Improvements is Delaware’s #1 Roofing Contractor and are experts at finding the cause of a leaky roof.
If you had your roof repaired several times and yet your roof leaks are still a problem, it’s time to call a professional. Ferris Home Improvements helps many Delaware homeowners identify the best solution for their roofing problems.
Our expert roofing contractors will perform a full roof inspection, as well as provide you with a free estimate. Our quotes are comprehensive and let you know all your options.
Here is a List of the 10 Most Likely Causes for Roof Leaks:
1) Debris Buildup:
Leaves, pine needles, twigs or silt buildup can trap water and cause it seep underneath the shingles and seep into the home.
2) Faulty Flashing:
Improperly installed Flashing or cracked and dry calking makes your roof vulnerable to leaks at the seams, chimney or skylight edges.
3) Missing Shingles:
Loose or missing shingles, which can be hard to spot at ground level.
Inspect for any holes in the location of recently removed items, such as a TV satellite or antenna.
5) Clogged Gutters:
Gutters clogged with debris can stop or slow drainage of water, allowing for seepage and leaks.
6) Cracked Around Roof Vents:
Old vent pipes or plastic vents can develop gaps around gaskets, missing nails or cracks.
7) Valleys with Faulty Seals:
A valley is sloped (hopefully to divert water away from the roof). If it is cracked or sloped incorrectly, rainwater can seep through as it runs in the wrong direction
8) Ice Dam Buildup:
Frozen water creates a ridge at the edge of the roof, preventing proper drainage of melting snow, causing water to pool and seep into the home.
9) Condensation in Attic:
Improperly ventilated or insulated attics cause condensation buildup during extreme temperatures. This not only causes water damage, but it can also create mold or mildew issues.
10) Roof Past its Prime:
Roofing materials deteriorate with age, preventing them from effectively keeping the elements out. If your roof shingles, tiles or tar are dry and brittle with age, it is time for a roof replacement.
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